The company, specialised in timekeeping, TV graphics and IT services, has provided its technology services to over 150 events during this year.
José Luis García, Al Kamel Systems CEO: “Our higher value is the trust that championships like FIA WEC or FIA Formula E have put in us.”
Throughout 2018, Al Kamel Systems has been the technological provider for over 150 world motorsport events. The Spanish company specialised in timekeeping, IT services, and TV graphics, has provided its services to prestigious competitions such as 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA WEC, and FIA Formula E or IMSA in the United States.
Al Kamel Systems has provided its services to 101 events during this year as well as support and technology to other 52 events. These numbers mean a true logistics challenge: “We have five working sets with which we can cover up to five events simultaneously. We may have five different teams working in three different continents the same weekend and up to 60 people on site”, assures Al Kamel Systems CEO, José Luis García.
Al Kamel Systems has consolidated its leading position among the main technology providers for motorsport competitions worldwide. In this context, the company has proved a solid capacity to adapt to the needs of its clients. This has been the cornerstone of its outstanding position in a highly competitive sector: “We design and develop all the software we use. This is our key competitive advantage as it allows us to give a faster and more effective response to our clients”, states José Luis García.
This also explains the company’s growth over the past years: “Our higher value is the trust that important championships like FIA WEC or FIA Formula E have put in us year after year, since they have been counting on us from their early days”, adds the company founder.
The company, with headquarters in la Garriga (Barcelona), sets a turnover record in 2018. In financial terms, the company has grown this year thanks to contracts awarded to install the permanent systems in international circuits. The most outstanding example is the agreement signed with Sokol (Kazakhstan) to install the technological infrastructure for the Asian racetrack. The Spanish company will provide and install the electronic system that will allow hosting prestigious international championships in this new circuit.
In addition, during 2018 Al Kamel Systems has updated the CCTV, timekeeping and Race Direction systems of Losail circuit (Qatar) and was awarded the contract for the technological installation and maintenance of the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit.
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FIA Formula E new season started last weekend in Ad-Diriyah (Saudi Arabia). The Attack Mode, a groundbreaking technology developed in collaboration with Al Kamel Systems, has been used in this opening race for the first time.
In addition to FIA Formula E championship, Al Kamel Systems is also responsible for the timekeeping, TV graphics and IT services in competitions such as 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA WEC, European Le Mans Series and Ferrari Challenge Europe and America. It also provides coverage to competitions organised by IMSA in the United States, where 24 Hours of Daytona specially stands out. At the same time, the company also works with Peter Auto as well as Barcelona-Catalunya and Spa-Francorchamps circuits, among others.